It’s always lemon meringue pie, why is it always lemon meringue pie? Don’t get me wrong, I love lemon meringue pie to bits.
I’m not as obsessive as Nigel Slater and his step mother in Toast (brilliantly depicted by Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore) who memorably pitted themselves against each other making magnificent [Read on...]
I have raspberries coming out my ears right now. My garden has an overgrown raspberry bush (offcuts from my former neighbour gardening writer Martyn Cox) currently producing at least a punnet of fruit per day.
Whilst we were away in Venice last week (more on this soon) my mother froze three [Read on...]
There’s scarcely been any cooking in my selection of quark desserts this week but in this one you will actually need to use the oven.
The good news is you will have some chunky crumbly bits left over to top any other desserts in the days following.
Start off by cooking chunks [Read on...]
Those little tubs of dry meringues you get in the supermarket can come in very handy. I’ll never forget wowing the mums at my son’s 1st birthday party by serving them in dishes of strawberries drizzled with molten chocolate. My sleep deprived friends with babies of their own seemed to think I was some [Read on...]
Some day or another I’ll get around to making a bona fide cheese cake that you bake in the oven – but for the time being I’m happy to cheat with stuff like Philadelphia and today, lemon flavoured quark.
You get all the joy of lemon flavour, biscuit base but the “cheesy” bit is [Read on...]
Usually making chocolate mousse involves folding whisked egg whites into a chocolatey custard type mix and if I’m honest, it’s not something I do very often.
When you can get a chocolate dessert that looks as good as the one above, why would you bother?
Quark is one of those ingredients you hear about [Read on...]
My second post using Whitworths baking sugars is apple and rhubarb crumble slice – find out below how you can win a selection of their sugars. [Read on...]
I always thought syllabub was something complicated with whisked egg whites. This orange syllabub with speculoos biscuit base took around 12 minutes to make. [Read on...]
Pink grapefruit has a unique flavour and this pink grapefruit jelly makes a sparky low fat dessert. [Read on...]